I'd actually like to have the defense start. Establish dominance with Klein, Knott, LJ, TB and crew.
Send out the D, without a doubt. Let the boys set the tone early and give the offense some solid field position to start the season. It seems to me like we end up taking the opening kick and going on offense in the first game the last few years though.
I'll post the same stats I did for this question on the other site....
We had the ball first in 8 of 12 games last season. ZERO of those opening drives resulted in points and only 4 of those drives flipped field position (i.e. opponent started their drive inside of their own 20): NIU, Utah, NU, and Mizzou (Texas did, but that was due to a penalty on the punt return). That's bad and can put you in a hole early.
Unless our offense is MUCH better this year, put the defense on the field first. We are notorious slow starters on offense.
Note: Point breakdown by quarters for 2010: 1-31, 2-82, 3-58, 4-83.
You guys are getting me pumped for this season! Hell who cares let the coaches and team do what they want! I think it is going to work out either way! Oh by the way I say 8-4 for your team this year! I know that seems maybe a little high but I think your D is ready to help take pressure off your QB! Not sure what kind of bowl that gets you but should be decent!
Good luck and fill JT up every game!
I would typically say defer, but I would rather get Steele on the field ASAP so he doesn't spend the first 5 minutes of watching the D play and puking his guts up from the stress of knowing he will be in front of 55,000 for the first time ever in a few minutes.
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